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    Default Canadian says he pleaded with black bear during attack: 'You don't have to do this'

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    A [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] man fighting for his life begged his assailant to let him go, but his pleas went unheeded — which is probably because [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] don't understand English.

    Brandon Lattie, 27, was on a walking trail in [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] at the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] on Wednesday night when he says he spotted the bear, which began to chase him.

    Lattie [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] he ran and jumped into a [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], not expecting the bear to follow him.

    "It happened so fast I couldn't even think, so that seemed like the right thing to do," he said.

    But the swampy water slowed him and the bear swiped at Lattie, leaving him with scratch marks on his back and arm. The 27-year-old said the dogged bear even tried to hold him underwater.

    "I think it was trying to hold me underwater. I was already physically tired and kind of out of breath from when I ran away and then the next thing I know I'm...going to try to get drowned by a frickin' bear," he told the news outlet.

    Lattie said he noticed "there was at least a foot or two of water above me" and pushed himself "back up to fight back."
    It was then, Lattie said, he resorted to begging.

    "You don't have to do this," he said he told the bear. "You don't want to do it."

    A family said they were nearby and saw Lattie running away from the bear in the lake. Lucky for Lattie, the family's dog began to bark, distracting the bear and giving the 27-year-old a chance to break free and swim to a dock.

    "It could have been a whole lot worse," Lattie said. "As soon as I got hit, I just thought, 'OK, this is where I die. This is where my head gets chewed apart.'"

    Separately, a 62-year-old [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] woman, Catherine Sweatt-Mueller, [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] while on Red Pine Island in the Canadian waters of Rainy Lake.

    Experts say the attack was extremely rare and the bear was being sent for a necropsy to determine a reason for the animal's abnormal behavior.

    Black bears, according to Dave Garshelis, a bear research scientist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, are "very unaggressive" and tend to be timid around people.

    Garshelis said that, on average, a fatal attack by a black bear happens about once a year in all of [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].

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    Lattie is an idiot. You never ever run from a bear, retreat slowly and don't make eye contact.

    If it was Kobs, he would have blasted the bear into the middle of next week.
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    FYI .....

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    Two thoughts .....

    Lattie is an idiot. You never ever run from a bear, retreat slowly and don't make eye contact.

    If it was Kobs, he would have blasted the bear into the middle of next week.



    Yes never run or try to climb a tree. I've heard running downhill, if you can may save you as "bears can't do that" but i've seen a few videos that show they can,,,,,or at least some can. I've always been told make yourself look bigger by raising your arms and yelling. If it's something other than a black bear and you're not armed just curl up, play dead and hope you're not eaten alive. We used to have bear roaming all around my dads house, might have had something to do with all the old donuts, table talk pies and subs?? Had a bunch of encounters with them, some close. For the most part they are very timid unless they have little ones around.

    Hers one that got lucky.


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    The Bear Whisperer.
    I didn't know Canadians spoke bear!
    Do Grizzlies, Black and Brown bear have different dialects?
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    I rarely go into the woods period when I do it's a park lol but if I lived in BC where wild life IS actually wild, and I HAD to go into the woods, screw the laws I'd be armed, no laws will protect me from a hungry bear.

    And then you can prosecute me if you like but i'd still be alive and smiling in court.

    Please Mr. bear don't eat me....

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    Unarmed in the woods means you're part of the food chain and think what you like, guys like this one are about at the rank of rabbits except bigger... and rabbits can run
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kobs View Post
    I rarely go into the woods period when I do it's a park lol but if I lived in BC where wild life IS actually wild, and I HAD to go into the woods, screw the laws I'd be armed, no laws will protect me from a hungry bear.

    And then you can prosecute me if you like but i'd still be alive and smiling in court.

    Please Mr. bear don't eat me....

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    Unarmed in the woods means you're part of the food chain and think what you like, guys like this one are about at the rank of rabbits except bigger... and rabbits can run
    Exactly! The bear does have to do that. If you're a bear, you eat meat. It's what you do. You can save 15% on car insurance.... Really, that should be a Geico commercial.
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    I am in the Pacific NW. Black bears and cougars are common here, so I never hike unarmed.
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    Millenials, just use love.
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    ^^^ And a LOT of luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yosemite Sam View Post
    Millenials, just use love.

    Maybe the bear just wanted a hug?

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